Sunday, March 25, 2007

Flickr Photograph Limit

I use Flickr to store and publish my photographs on my blog and I recently got a notice saying that I'd reached my limit of 200 and, whilst all my photographs would still be there, I would only be able to view the last 200 I'd uploaded.

This does seem to be the case when I go into Flickr, but the earlier photographs are still showing on my blog.

I just wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this and if it's caused them any issues at all? Am I going to have to upgrade my Flickr account at cost?

This Post was written by Julia from A Slice of Cherry Pie


Derrick said...

Well, I can't answer your question, but I can take a guess as to why the photos work on your blog. When you "Blog This," Flickr creates a static image that it stores on its servers. There's no access control or anything on this photo, or none that I've figured out, so it should always be avaiable.

cybele said...

Flickr doesn't delete the photos, you just don't have access to them with your basic account. If you go pro (which is not that expensive for the amount of storage you get), they'll reappear in your photo stream.

A workaround for this is to create a private group on Flickr for yourself.

Then put all your photos into it, as you go along. Even though you can't see the older photos in your account, they will continue to show up everywhere you've put them into a group, including your own private group.

It's an awkward workaround, but worked for me when I first started using flickr. (But I'm pro now and have over 3,000 photos up there.)

nika said...

flickr is not that expensive for what you get. I went pro after a couple of months because I was well beyond the 200 pretty quickly. I felt rather insecure knowing that my pics where going to be beyond my control. Its been so long, I cant remember what a non-pro account has to offer but a pro account has nifty features.

Julia said...

Thanks everyone, I'll look into the pro account then.

Kalyn said...

I'm definitely a rank amateur photographer compared to a lot of bloggers, but the pro account is the way to go. I think it's only $25 per year, or some ridiculously low amount!

Rich said...

I have a related question. I am on the verge of launching my blog and thus very new to all this. What are the advantages of posting a pic linked to flickr vs. just attaching via Blogger?

cybele said...

Rich - the blogger hosting option is free and a good way to go for most folks. It's really well integrated and easy to add photos to your posts.

If you ever plan on hosting your own domain though for that blog, you should put your photos elsewhere so that when you migrate the photo links are intact and you don't have to re-upload them.

Flickr also adds the dimension of a community of its own. You can share your photos with other food photographers, which may help to build readership as well and create custom sets and galleries of photos to display on your site in mosaics and such.

However, sometimes Flickr gets bogged down, which means that your page may load slowly because of the offsite images.

So basically, that's the good and bad of it.

Meeta said...

Julia, I joined Flickr in March 2006 and went Pro towards the end of April of the same year. The $25 was one of the best investments I have made and since then have managed to improve my photography with the help of the many great people you meet through the groups!
So, it is not only a tool to upload photos but also a great way to interact and find new friends that genuinely help you with valuable comments and know how!
Hope you enjoy it!